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LinuxWorld Australia: Does Linux Have an Image Problem?

Aug 21, 2004, 04:00 (0 Talkback[s])

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"In an age where Linus Torvalds now regularly makes it into BusinessWeek as Linux's 'technical shepherd,' can it really be true that Linux still has an image problem? However hard a pill it may be to swallow, that's how it is, according anyway to one recent account of prevailing prejudices at a typical computer science department. 'At the CS dept of the school I work at,' wrote a contributor to a well-known message board earlier this week, 'many students associate Linux with sweaty arrogant zealots and loudmouthed dorks and thus don't use it when they can get by without using it (certain courses require it)...'"

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